Laura Ingalls Wilder Days at Heritage Hill July 27 – 28
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days are back! This year’s event at Heritage Hill is being held July 27 -28 from 10 am to 4:30pm.
On the rare occasion my mother let me wear a skirt, I would wade through the creek near our house, because that’s what Laura and Mary Ingalls did. When I got home, I’d read one of the books or watch an episode on TV. That’s probably one of the reasons I absolutely love the annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Days at Heritage Hill. It takes me back not only to some of my favorite books, but one of my favorite TV shows, too.
Three years ago my family and I went and Dean Butler (Almonzo Wilder) of the TV Series was the guest. This year fans can meet the person we loved to hate, Allison Arngrim, who played evil Nellie Oleson. Arngrim’s book, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated, is hilarious (she is now a stand-up comedian) and I highly recommend you read it! Arngrim will also have several autograph sessions during the event, but be forewarned: based upon our experience with Dean Butler’s autograph session, be prepared to wait in line for several hours.
If you don’t have a membership to Heritage Hill, here’s the cost breakdown:
- $10 for adults,
- $9 for seniors (over 62)
- $8 for children 4-17
- (children 3 and under free).
There are tons of activities and events planned for the 2-day event, like making bullets, rug braiding, log cabin building, grinding coffee, doing laundry, rag doll making, twisting hay sticks, rope making and more.. My kids simply enjoyed playing the games and learning the things that people used to do out of necessity.
For more information, check out the Heritage Hill website.